About this time last year though, I didn't have a whole lot to do. I am visually impaired and could not find a job in my town. I was depressed and was pretty much always at home. Then one day I was with my grandmother at a tractor supply and they were selling chicks and I decide why not.
Now I have always had dogs and I love animals but raising those chicks was different. It brought light to my life that I really needed. My chickens are my babies still, they are spoilt. In turn they always want to be near me when I got to see them.
I have come to learn that I really enjoy raising chickens, so much in fact I hope to be able to one day have my own chicken farm. I sell eggs to pay for my chickens feed, so it's not really at any extra expense. They are just amazing.
I have lost a few and it completely broke my heart but they are well taken care of and loved here so it's not enough to pull me away from continuing on raising them,
I was always told that chickens are dumb and that well they are just chickens, but they are so much more than that. If you take the time and actually learn who they are you will see how unique each ones personality can be. Oh and they are far from dumb. Those little buggers are smart. You just have to be willing to see them as such and not just poultry.
It did not take me long to catch on to how to raise them and it took me even less time to learn my own way of caring for them and that is okay because I have found out it usually is the best way. They are always base line ways you should stick to but in the end it's a unique process.
I enjoy everyday because of those feathered cuties and I hope to meet people who feel the same way I do <3